December 2009

January 2010

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ETAN/WPAT: Statement on Killing of Papuan Leader Kelly Kwalik (December 19)

Malaysia's Mahathir and Timor (December 10)

WPAT/ETAN: Flawed History - What Goes Un-Noted in the State Department's "Background Notes" on Indonesia (December)

Brad Simpson: Denying the ‘First Right’: The United States, Indonesia, and the Ranking of Human Rights by the Carter Administration, 1976-1980 (PDF)

Purwanto's Balibo revelation, Indonesian censors ban film (December 8)

Federation against disappearances meets President Ramos-Horta, urges treaty ratification (November 25)

Joint Letter on Defamation Case against Usman Hamid of KontraS (November 23)

Chairmen Faleomavaega and Payne Call on Indonesian President to Establish Dialogue with West Papua Leaders (November 9)

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ETAN Press Releases and Statements

December 21-31

Timorese Youth Shot Dead Allegedly By Police

Referendum Package Project lacks quality

Why money alone won’t solve Timor Leste’s problems
We want gas plant: East Timor

Interview with Bishop D. Basilio do Nascimento

Bones gathering dust in NT may be of Timorese hero

East Timor's ticking AIDS timebomb

Malaysian APCET activists win E.Timor suit

Death of Gus Dur

December 12 - 20

National Parliament resolution on CAVR/CTF
CAVR/CTF Follow-up Institution: Progress Report
NGOs to hand over hundreds of petitions on CAVR to President of the Parliament

Minister of Social Solidarity provides update on work of MSS during 2009

War-torn stories of Timor-Leste's unlikely leader

East Timor wealth fund to diversify from US bonds
East Timor fighting Darwin gas plant

Dozens Wounded in Kupang Clash

State must not wash its hands of the 1965 tragedy
Indonesia needs peace process in Papua

Timor Newsline
18 December

December 5 - 11

JRH: Timor-Leste: Peace After The Storm
Lessons Learned in Timor-Leste
UN must pull back from E.Timor policing: think-tank
Australia to reduce military presence in E. Timor

Timor Newsline
10 December
09 December
08 December


Tempo magazine cover on Balibo

Balibo widow says its another lie
'Balibo' Film Ban Backfires Badly
Behind ‘Balibo’ And Its Banning

Shirley Shackleton: We must end the deeply humiliating scandal of Balibo
An inconvenient truth
Tempo Magazine reports: Balibo: The Film and the Reality
Balibo probe still in 'early stages'

Watching Balibo in Jakarta
True culprits in sight as silence over Balibo killings breaks

'Balibo' Ban Will Not Hurt Indonesia- Foreign Minister
'Balibo’ Ban Wins Rave Reviews From Indonesian Military
Veteran UN humanitarian official to become head of mission in Timor-Leste
Cross-Country Ties an Obstacle to Justice

Natercia Martins- "We’ve had enough conflict" Release of Balibo papers blocked
Special Indonesian censorship team for Balibo film

ETAN: Purwanto's Balibo revelation, Indonesian censors ban film

November 19 - December 4 

Petitions urging truth and reconciliation handed to E Timorese parliament
Crisis Group Slams UNMIT and UNPOL performance in Timor-Leste
To live with less, respecting Nature

Sunrise project discussed in Australian Senate
The Diplomat- Faith, Hope and Justice

Timor Newsline

4 December
3 December

2 December

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Small Arms Survey: Sexual and gender-based violence in Timor-Leste Issue Brief No. 5

Lao Hamutuk: The tenth anniversary of the 1999 referendum that ended 24 years of brutal, illegal Indonesian military occupation of Timor-Leste is an opportunity to assess where the country is now, reflecting on the past and looking to the future. La'o Hamutuk has written several background papers which assess progress over the last decade, look at the current situation, and suggest what still needs to be done.

Timor-Leste Armed Violence Assessment: Electoral violence shadows Timorese politics: new report (17 June 2009); Issue Brief 3: Electoral violence in Timor-Leste: mapping incidents and responses (June 2009)

Documents from including statements from the NGO Forum and Rede Foto (Women's Network)

Papua National Consensus 
Report To The United States On The Papuan Consensus

OilEx - Large Volume Prospects in Timor Sea Confirmed

Groups, gangs, and armed violence in Timor-Leste

Video - Al Jazeera People & Power - East is East

Indonesian Victims ’ Congress: “We Will Never Stop Demanding Justice”

Documents from including statements from the NGO Forum and Rede Foto (Women's Network)

2008 State Dept. Country Report on Human Rights Practices for Indonesia; Timor-Leste
ETAN/WPAT: Comments on the U.S. Department of State Country reports on Human Rights Practices for 2008

East Timor Law and Justice Bulletin - What happens when abortion is illegal (April 5)

Women for Peace Conference March 5-6. 2009 Dili Timor-Leste

Timor Today weekly TV online news service for Timor-Leste

TAPOL protests defamation charges against Timorese journalist

LH: Power Plant and National Electrical Grid Mega-project or mega-problem?

January 2010

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